Awards for Excellence - 2017

Outstanding Papers

Award journal index

Journal of Educational Administration

A. Ross Thomas Award
This award is named after A. Ross Thomas who made a significant contribution to the reputation and quality of the Journal of Educational Administration during his editorship from 1979 until 2011.


Volume 54 number 4
Characteristics of effective leadership networks
Kenneth Leithwood, Vera Ndifor Azah

Highly commended

Volume 54 number 4
Un-rational behaviour? What causes discrepancies between teachers' attitudes towards evidence use and actual instances of evidence use in schools?
Chris Brown, Dell Zhang

Volume 54 number 1
"The day after": The organizational consequences of innovation implementation in experimental schools
Smadar Gilad-Hai, Anit Somech